Jose Apesteguia

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Social & Behavioural Sciences

Jose Apesteguia received his PhD in Economics from the Public University of Navarra in 2001. Since then he has been at the University of Bonn as a post-doc and at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, first as a "Ramón y Cajal" fellow and then as an ICREA Research Professor.

Research interests

In my research I study individual decision-making with an emphasis on its psychological foundations. I use theoretical tools as well as adopt an empirical approach to try to better understand individual decision-making, and to improve the predictive power of the decision-making models in economic environments.

Selected publications

Apesteguia J & Ballester MA 2018, “Monotone Stochastic Choice Models: The Case of Risk and Time Preferences”, Journal of Political Economy, 126, 1, 74 – 106.

Selected research activities

Other Publications:

  • “Measures of rationality and welfare for behavioural decision-makers,” Els Opuscles del CREi, nº 48, July 2018.
  • “Imitation of peers in children and adults,” (with Steffen Huck, Jörg Oechssler and Simon Weidenholzer), Games, Vol.9, No 1, Art. number 11, March 2018.

Invited Seminars: 72 Reunió Científica de la Societat Catalana de Neuropsicologia, June 2018; Barcelona GSE Summer Forum, June 2018; Berlin Behavioral Economics Seminar, May 2018; Queen Mary University, February 2018.

Short research visits: University of Oxford (March and December 2018) and University of Edinburgh (July 2018).

Grants: “la Caixa” Foundation Research Grants on Socioeconomic Well-being (2017-2019).

Organizer of the Barcelona GSE Summer Forum Workshop on “Stochastic Choice”, June 2018.

Program Committee for the Spanish Economic Association Meeting, December 2018.

Scientific Committee for the “Bounded Rationality in Choice” Annual Meetings.